Safety laws regarding ATV
use are in force throughout much of the world and not only place an age limit on the operation of these vehicles but also require the use of protective equipment such as helmets.
Prior to the pilot program, nine of the bureaus 11 ATV
trails were open to machines in the Class II category, that is, not exceeding 58 inches in width and 1,200 lbs.
The inventor of the Aman ATV
Bumpers has developed a working prototype that has been utilized with success.
Eight states allow ATVs
on paved roads if the ATV
is street legal that is, meets all the safety requirements a car does for use on the road.
Among killed ATV
drivers, 43% had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.
The operator of the ATV
was able to jump off the machine onto the ice and get to shore without injury.
Being an automobile enthusiast myself I thought that such vehicles should be available in India at an affordable price and hence decided to get into the ATV
AQCC President and chair of the CASI safety committee, Danny Gagnon said that, "The CASI's purpose is to improve the safety of ATV
riders through a nationwide ATV
education program and to promote the safe and responsible use of ATVs
Recommendation: To enhance the Consumer Product Safety Commission's oversight of ATV
safety, the Commission should, when sufficient data are available, assess whether the size, power and weight of ATVs
have increased in recent years and, if so, whether and how those increases correlate with the severity of injuries.
Most fatalities involve behaviors the ATV
industry warns against in its rider-education programs, in all its literature, and on vehicle labels.
I know some ATV
executives who are privately astounded that they got the franchise in the first place.
According to the CPSC, the growth in ATV
popularity did not trigger a statistically significant increase in casualties until 1998, when the consent decree expired.